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Agile Cold Storage Plans St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana, Operations

Agile Cold Storage, a diversified storage and logistics solutions company serving North American food manufacturers, processors and growers, plans to establish operations in St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana. The $45.9 million project is expected to create 100 jobs.

The investment includes the construction of a new 150,000 square-foot automated cold storage facility which will transport approximately 100 containers of food shipments to the Port of New Orleans for export every week. Operations are scheduled for the first quarter of 2025.

“From the bayous to the bustling cities, our new warehouse in Louisiana is not just bricks and steel; it's a testament to our growth and dedication to serving this incredible community with efficiency and pride,” said Don Schoenl, Agile Cold Storage president and CEO.

To secure the project, the state of Louisiana offered Agile an incentives package that includes a Performance-Based Grant of $1.5 million to be used for reimbursement of company expenditures for site improvements, contingent upon board approval and meeting investment and payroll targets. The company is also expected to participate in Louisiana’s Quality Jobs program.

“Agile Cold Storage’s investment in St. Tammany Parish demonstrates the unique logistical advantages Louisiana has to offer businesses that keep America’s supply chains flowing smoothly,” noted LED Secretary Susan Bonnett Bourgeois. “This project is a win for the North Shore, the state economy and the workers of Louisiana.”

Agile Cold Storage helps food producers prepare fresh food for transport by blast-freezing and packing it for shipment. The company offers customized cold storage solutions for a variety of clients across the U.S.

“This investment from Agile Cold Storage is a testament to the region’s competitive incentive offerings, strategic location and robust infrastructure,” added Michael Hecht, President and CEO of Greater New Orleans, Inc. “These operations will help bolster St. Tammany Parish’s position as a key player in the global logistics industry. Moreover, the new facility introduces highly sought-after cold storage to support the region’s growing food manufacturing industry.”

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